Becky’s “Studio” Tour

Last week one of our customers emailed, “I’d love to see your studio.” At first, I felt a little embarrassed to admit that I actually don’t have a “studio” to show….well, that is if you aren’t counting my kitchen table. I could have a “studio” at the office, but there is something about being home and away from the day-to-day running of a company that helps me drop into my more creative self.

Becky’s Makeshift Work Area-The Kitchen Table

I want to share “where I create”. It is a makeshift work area that takes me 15 minutes to set-up and forever to clean. Hopefully it will inspire you to create a makeshift space for yourself.

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This is my dining room that throughout the year is converted into a work area for myself. The natural light is great. I usually work in my pajamas and I don’t comb my hair!

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My husband, Brett, created this shelf-on-wheels for me. When my muses call, I roll out my portable studio and set up shop.

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I store a lot of my supplies in these wicker baskets.

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One basket holds all of my metal working tools (not an ad for BeadSmith-honestly!).

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Another basket holds all of my rubber stamps, inks, texturing and molding supplies.

When I’m setting up my “studio” I always put my supplies in the same place each time. I’m not big on trying to find things when I need them (especially with epoxy clay all over my hands!).

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My pliers and such are stored in this great vintage purse that I found. It is perfect for holding tools that I can easily see and grab.

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Other supplies are held in old metal locker baskets that I salvaged. Beads are organized by style and color.

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This is my view when I am sitting. All my products are arranged and organized in hardware drawers like this. The bottom row holds projects in process. Often when I sit down to create, I allow myself exploration time. I am testing ideas that I have, working through glitches. I don’t throw those tests away because it helps me remember what I tried so I can expand off it at a later date. I also might incorporate those experiments into later pieces.

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To the left of my work area, I hold all my findings and chain in these plastic clear containers.

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To the left of me, I lay out my finished work on the window sill. When developing samples for our next product release it helps me to see the finished samples and then I know what I still need to create and which products I need to create with.

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If you have seen our tradeshow booth, you will have seen my love for old things. Our booth is filled with items that I surround myself with daily. The vintage lamp in this photo is a must on my worktable. I’m big on great light.

What do you think?

I’d love to see where you create. I’m always looking for great ideas to incorporate into my set up.


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5 thoughts on “Becky’s “Studio” Tour

  1. Hope Schoenbacher says:

    Personally, I do my very best work in pajamas. If I am feeling fancy, I might put on some yoga pants.

    I love seeing where you create! The corner with the two windows is perfect! So cozy 🙂

  2. Erin Prais-Hintz says:

    I love seeing how real artists work! I think that taking over the under-used dining room is something I would love as well (although essentially I have, as it is the place where I make all the Dots for my fundraising jewelry line!). The windowsill is the best part. I like seeing all the works in progress. This makes me smile! Thank you for sharing this little glimpse into your creative space. Enjoy the day! Erin

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  4. Kim Cavender says:

    My dining room table has always been the gathering place of everything (seems to be the dropping place to put anything and everything from our hands) but this year it has transformed to my work space and painting studio.
    My husband, whose name is also Brett, told me not too long ago he dreamed of a stoage container on wheels for all my supplies. I had to chuckle when I read about your husband making you one on wheels.
    Thank you for sharing your inspriations and talent with others. Blessings to you and your family.

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